Brut Characters

Characters Discussed (Great Characters in Literature)

Aeneas

Aeneas (ee-NEE-uhs), the Trojan hero, legendary ancestor of the ancient rulers of Britain.

Ascanius

Ascanius (as-KAY-nee-uhs), his son.

Brutus

Brutus (BREW-tuhs), his grandson, who colonizes Britain with a group of Trojan descendants. Brave and generous to his followers, he is an ideal leader in the tradition of Beowulf.

Assaracus

Assaracus, the heir of a Greek knight and his Trojan concubine. He is Brutus’ companion and military aide.

Corineus

Corineus, the ruler of a Trojan colony in Spain and, later, of Cornwall. He is a man of violent temper and great bravery.

Geomagog

Geomagog, the giant who rules Logice, the island where Brutus lands.

Locrin

Locrin, Brutus’ successor, who brings chaos upon his country by repudiating his wife, Corineus’ daughter, for his mistress, a maiden of his enemies, the Huns.

Camber

Camber and

Albanact

Albanact, his brothers, rulers of Wales and Scotland.

Humber

Humber, the king of the Huns, defeated by Locrin and Camber.

Aestrild

Aestrild, Locrin’s mistress.

Guendoline

Guendoline, Locrin’s rejected queen, who raises an army to defeat her husband and kill her rival.

Leil

Leil, a monarch who dies of sorrow at the uprising of his barons.

Ruhhudibras

Ruhhudibras, the founder of Winchester and Canterbury.

Bladud

Bladud, his heir, whose discovery of hot springs is considered evidence of his consultation with devils.

Leir

Leir, the legendary original of William...

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